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Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
Actors: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson (II), Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen, Bob Bingham
Genres: Special Interests, Musicals & Performing Arts
G     1999     1hr 47min

Ted Neeley makes for a wimpy looking Jesus in Norman Jewison's screen adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice "rock opera," which was a smash on stage in the early '70s. Jewison (Other People's Money) adds some good...  more »

    

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Actors: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson (II), Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen, Bob Bingham
Genres: Special Interests, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Musicals
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/16/1999
Original Release Date: 08/15/1973
Theatrical Release Date: 08/15/1973
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 47min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 16
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

K. K. (GAMER)
Reviewed on 1/1/2020...
A classic! Not really my style of movie since I do not really like musicals but I think you would like it from what friends say. A must if you are a musical or Jesus fan!

Movie Reviews

Jesus Christ Superstar Special Edition AND THEN SOME...
Lauren H. Lavine | Cleveland, Ohio | 05/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's absolutely fabulous. Please note buyers that if you want closed captioned and you don't see it listed in the description, not to fear because it does have closed captioned in English. It has everything the regular edition has plus a few more extras. I was really impressed with the quality of the picture as well as the sound. Also, because it's a widescreen version as well when you choose to use the closed captioning it doesn't get in the way of the picture which is a nice advantage. I believe you'll love it. The music is extraordinary. Ted Neeley was wonderful and Carl Anderson is extremely talented. It's a rock opera not a musical and every song tells the story. Truly ingenious the way it was produced. The fact that it was shot on location in Israel gives it the authenticity you don't always see in films. I recommend buying the soundtrack as well. You can't beat the wonderful price either."
"...and now the film"
Arthur J. Perez | San Francisco, California USA | 01/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Though it may seem dated, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is still a film worth checking out. Ever since its origin as a concept recording, the subject and how it was presented caused its controversy for the time. The film may not be what everyone expected, but it is visually incredible. The sunsets over the Israeli deserts are awesome. The music, though not groundbreaking, is still some of the best work Andrew Lloyd Webber has written, as well as the lyrics of Tim Rice. The performances are incredible, notably Carl Anderson as Judas and Ted Neely as Jesus. Yvonne Elliman (Mary Magdalene) and Barry Dennen (Pilate) are the original actors of the concept album and Broadway adaptation of the rock opera. Scenes worth relishing: Heaven on Their Minds; The Last Supper; Gethsemane; and the title song. For early 70s nostalgia, the choreography in "Simon Zealotes" is fun. An added bonus on the DVD presentation is the dubbed French soundtrack. If I'm not mistaken, the singers are the same ones who performed in the Paris, France stage production of the early 70s. View with an open mind and enjoy!"
Beware the DVD transfer
cwlova | 03/26/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I've been a big fan of JCS ever since the concept album came out. Over the years, I have come to appreciate Norman Jewison's interpretation, as well as his magnificent landscape shots, more and more. For me, this telling of the Jesus story is much more moving than Mel's Passion, thus my extreme disappointment after buying the DVD version when I discovered that a simple transfer of the film to DVD had been made. Unlike the restoration effort of many other transfers, in this case, there was no attempt to upgrade the sound when it was put into a 5.1 format. In other words, the film was literally copied straight onto the DVD version with all of the tape hiss, high frequency machine noise, and other assorted crackles. Perhaps Universal didn't feel the extra effort was warranted due to financial concerns, but in a film where the sound is crucial, this lack of attention detracts from the viewing experience. This being said, the DVD is still worth owning, particularly for an economical 15 bucks or less. Just beware of the sound quality."